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Chaly

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Where can I find information on the needle thread tension and disassembly and assembly?

For example, this info is include for my Singer 201 in the manual.  I have a Singer 101 manual and this information is not included.  Also same for bobbin case removal.

Any help is appreciated.


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I've noticed that there are 3 different user manuals for the 101.
The 101-4 & 101-12,
the 101-2 & 101-11,
and the 101 in type 40 Library table...
(as well as a parts list and adjuster's manual)

Here's page 18 upper tension adj. from the 101 & type 40:

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Thanks, Jim.

I have the Singer 101-4 and 101-12 manual. The manual describes how to adjust the tension but there is no information on the disassemble of the tension unit.  I suppose I could just wing it and take pictures since I've taken apart the tension unit on my other Singers - although since this one is a bit different if I had a schematic it would be helpful.
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I've taken apart the tension unit on my other Singers - although since this one is a bit different if I had a schematic it would be helpful.


Check page 22 and 23 of the adj manual. It's not a schematic per se, but illustrations. The removal of the upper tension assembly would be very close to the same as the 201. Just make sure to keep it ll in order.

Also: might be useful youtube vid.

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Bobbin carrier removal:

Assuming bobbin has been removed

Remove

1. Slide plate cover
2. Feed dog cover & two screws
3. Single screw holding feed dogs to armature
4. Feed dogs

5. Rotate hand wheel until both screw heads in crescent shaped (brass colored) 'lock ring' are visible on the 'back' side of the bobbin carrier area. (Back being the directional often used when threading a needle) This 'lock ring' caps the top of the wider bobbin carrier assembly.

6. Carefully remove both very tiny screws.

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7. Remove 'lock ring' by gently lifting the left side and moving the ring to the left.

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8. Bobbin carrier is now available for removal. It lifts right out.

*feed dogs may not 'have to' be removed, but it was easier for me to see what I was doing. You may choose otherwise.

**also note that I have no presser bar or needle bar on this machine. Needle should be removed as well as presser foot.


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Many thanks!  This is so helpful and I see it is much easier than the removal of a 201 bobbin case.

I'll check the adjuster's manual for the tension assembly - I'm not as worried about this since I've done so many other's - 201'1 and 15-91's - that are similar.

I've just about got all the old yucky dried oil and grease cleaned out and I'm working an cleaning up the removable parts - feed dog, bobbin components, needle tension assembly, etc.  I'll then go on to the motor.

Before I started, the machine did run and sewed a beautiful stitch.  The motor purrs and there is no rust or corrosion.  I have not yet examined the internal wires and internal motor.

This is my 1930 Singer 101.  Once I have this one done I will go on to my 1926 101- this one is in much worse condition so I can use the practice.

Again, thanks for passing along your expertise.

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As an update, today I disassembled  the needle thread assembly, cleaned and reassembled. I just took photos and the process was very easy.  There really wasn't a need for me to have a schematic.

Singer101tension.jpg 

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